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Old 11-06-2008, 08:41 AM
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Did anyone else see that? It was spooky, when I watched it! What are you thoughts on it?

If a news program has hologramic technology like that, what does the government agencies have?
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:44 AM
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I saw it.

Bit confused about what it was.

Can the host actually SEE the hologram standing in the studio?


If so, it's fantastic.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:53 AM
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I was wondering the same thing about the host could they see it or did they just look at where they were going to be projected. I read it took like 40 cameras around the person to give them the 360 view.
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:48 AM
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No, it's not a real hologram. What you are looking at is a chroma key image which is motion tracked into the the main shot. Similar to, but not identical to, the old Magicam system. No, the host can not see the person he is talking to, no more than your TV weatherman can see the maps on his green screen stage.

Same with the MSNBC "virtual" map that they had during the election night coverage.

Once again, it's ballyhoo over substance.
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:16 AM
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That's what I figured. When I saw it I was thinking why not just put the guy on the phone or get a camera on him. If it were a true hologram, okay, that'd be pretty impressive, but like fan said, ballyhoo over substance. It cracked me up!
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:49 AM
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No, it's not a real hologram. What you are looking at is a chroma key image which is motion tracked into the the main shot. Similar to, but not identical to, the old Magicam system. No, the host can not see the person he is talking to, no more than your TV weatherman can see the maps on his green screen stage.

Same with the MSNBC "virtual" map that they had during the election night coverage.
It IS a cool effect though, much advanced from simple green screen technology. I like that a person on stage can actually walk around and behind an object/person inserted into the shot.
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:39 PM
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It's very misleading that they called it a hologram. They said one of the advantages is that the reporter could be isolated from the rest of the crowd or whatever was going on. Well, yeah...they took her away from the crowd and put her in a tent with all the cameras.
Nothing but hype, calling it a hologram to get attention, with no actual benefit to the viewer.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:01 PM
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What about through? That would be interesting to watch. It may not be real hologramsbut it's a start.

Was anyone else thinking of Future Guy when they saw it?
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